Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition

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Llewellyn Publications, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 268 pages
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Essential reading for the modern Witch
Understanding the Mystery Teachings of Witchcraft is essential for anyone wishing to enrich their Craft. World-renowned author and scholar Raven Grimassi guides readers down the well-worn path to these Mystery traditions by exploring their roots in myths, legends, verses, and lore.
Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition provides a cultural and mythical context that helps readers gain insight into these Mystery themes. Drawing upon the long-standing traditional European Witchcraft and occult concepts and tenets, Grimassi constructs a cohesive mythos that supports and unifies the Sabbats and their associated deities. Also provided are techniques for aligning with the momentum of the past, a powerful current of knowledge and energy available to all Witches.

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User Review  - msgypsy - Overstock.com

I find books by Raven Grimassi to be informative and well written. This book is no exception. Not much of the information is new to me but Ive been around the Craft for over 25 years. And even so I enjoyed the read. Read full review

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Grimassi explores the tenets of modern Wicca in the context of a mystery religion—one defined my a direct knowledge of deity. The book justifies recreating Wiccan practices based on “genetic memory ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Raven Grimassi is a Neo-Pagan scholar and award-winning author of more than eighteen books on Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-Paganism. He has been devoted to the study and practice of witchcraft for over forty years. Raven is co-founder and co-director of the Ash, Birch, and Willow tradition.

Grimassi's background includes training in old forms of witchcraft as well as Brittic Wicca, the Pictish-Gaelic tradition, Italian Witchcraft, and Celtic Traditionalist Witchcraft. Raven was also a member of the Rosicrucian Order, and studied the Kabbalah through the First Temple of Tifareth under Lady Sara Cunningham.

Raven currently lives in New England with his wife and co-author Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi. Together they direct The Fellowship of the Pentacle, a modern Mystery School devoted to preserving pre-Christian European spirituality.

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